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S: Laura Secord Smith

FC: Laura Secord

1: Laura Igersoll (Secord) was born on September 13, 1775, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Her mom died when Laura was only eight, leaving four young girls and their father.Laura's dad remarried twice, with a large family by his third wife.Mr. Ingersoll fought for the rebel side in the American War of Independence, but in 1795 they immigrated to upper Canada where he had obtained a township grant for settlement. His Farm became the modern town of Ingersoll.

2: In about two years Laura married James Secord, a young merchant of Queenston. James was the youngest son of a loyalist officer of Butler's Rangers, who had brought his family to Niagara Falls in 1778.

3: Early in the war, James was wounded in the battle of Queenston Heights; thankfully he was rescued by his wife. The following summer Laura overheard the conversation of some American officers dining at her house, that they intended to surprise the British outpost and capture the man in charge, Lieutenant James FitzGibbon. It was urgent that someone warn FitzGibbon, but since James was disabled from a wound, Laura took the message herself early the next morning.

5: The following day, after crossing a creek by walking on a fallen tree, Laura came upon an unexpected First Nation encampment. At first, Laura was frightened, but she explained her mission to the chief, and he took her to FitzGibbon. On June 24,1813, an American force under colonel Charles Boerstler was ambushed near Beaver Dams by 400 first nations people,led by Dominique Ducharme and William Johnson Kerr. FitzGibbon persuaded him to surrender, with an army of 462 men to his 50. The official reports of the victory no mention was made of Laura Secord. | The following day, after crossing a creek by walking on a fallen tree, Laura came upon an unexpected First Nation encampment. At first, Laura was frightened, but she explained her mission to the chief, and he took her to FitzGibbon. On June 24,1813, an American force under colonel Charles Boerstler was ambushed near Beaver Dams by 400 first nations people,led by Dominique Ducharme and William Johnson Kerr. FitzGibbon persuaded him to surrender, with an army of 462 men to his 50. The official reports of the victory no mention was made of Laura Secord.

6: The Secords lived in poverty after the war until 1828; when James had received a small pension because of his wound, he was appointed registrar then judge in 1833, of the Niagara surrogate court. He died in 1841, leaving Laura without financial resources; So Laura ran a school for children in her cottage. Laura didn’t get recognition for what she had done until she was 85, and she died at the age of 93, and was buried beside her husband.

7: If Laura Secord would have chosen any job in the world, I think she would be a Prime Minister because she solved a problem and she did it by herself. She didn't tell someone to do it for her. She was very heroic and brave by doing it that way.

8: If there was another war I think Laura would fight for Canada, because she is very brave and if she wanted to, she could do almost anything

9: I chose Laura Secord because she is a true hero. I think that anyone could be a hero if they are brave. For me bravery is a virtue. Laura Secord was fearless by doing that; going out of her way to save someones life. If she wouldn’t have done that the world woulnt be the same. I am very thankful for what she did for us

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